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4 States, Feds Partner to Reduce Water Use, Preserve CO River
Central Arizona Project among those chipping in $2M to help farmers, cities, industries pay for water efficiency improvements.
Permafrost Soils Could Contribute to Global Warming, Scientist Says
Recently discovered by team of researchers; have been frozen for tens of thousands of years, but are beginning to thaw, producing methane - a powerful greenhouse gas.
Friends of Stars, Skies in S. AZ
Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association is celebrating 60 years in the community; they are connected to all things astronomy.
Roses Compete in Annual Event
At the show, entrants go head-to-head in different categories, including rose photography and arrangements.
County Officials Seek Bond to Revitalize Agua Caliente Park
Water levels at record lows due to prolonged drought; if it gets green light, voters will see proposal on 2015 ballot.
Harvesting Cholla Buds
For many generations of native people, spring in the Sonoran Desert meant it was time to harvest cholla buds. Now, there is new interest in the prickly plants as a sustainable local food source.
Roses Can Thrive in Desert Climate With Proper Care, Conditions
The flowers have a reputation for being delicate, demanding but they are not only able to survive but also flourish in the Southwest.
AZ Week: TUSD Solar Panels Expected to Save Money
Project may be largest of its kind, aiming to reduce carbon footprint; energy costs down $11M in 20 years.
Biosphere 2 Plans to Build Small Replica of Gulf of California
The Biosphere already has an ocean enclosed in a 700,000-gallon tank, but it eventually will become the home of the miniature Sea of Cortez.
Diving Under Glass: Adventure .001 Leagues Under Sea
AZPM's Christopher Conover dives into the glass enclosed ocean at Biosphere 2; 'From time to time, my job lets me go and do things on my bucket list,' he says.
Pima County Could Seek Mitigation for Pipeline Construction
Environmental Impact Statement for Kinder-Morgan's Sierrita Pipeline didn't find major negative impacts; County administrator says it could create second smuggling corridor.
AZ Week: Public Caution Needed This Fire Season, Officials Say
Park and forest services launch campaign urging people to keep an eye out for what they do outdoors, participate in fire prevention efforts.
Navajo Nation Gets $1B for Uranium Mines Cleanup
Money part of a $5.15B settlement that the federal government reached with a petroleum company to blame with contaminated sites nationwide.
Bike Fest Celebrates All Things Bicycle in S. AZ
Bicycle enthusiasts are encouraging more people to discover the benefits of "pedal power" by using bikes as a form of transportation.
Climate Change Threatens AZ Water Supply, UN Report Says
“...changes are already occurring in the Southwest...with increased warming, these problems will only get worse," says UA professor, one of study's authors.
Prickly Park Showcases Variety of Vegetation in Sonoran Desert
Located near West River Road and North Camino del la Tierra, the park is home to almost 3,000 native and non-native plants.
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